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You shouldn't have to pay due to another person's dog biting you

Dog bite injuries might seem minor at first, especially if the attack wasn't very bad. This can be misleading because things can change quickly. When a dog bites you, the teeth pierce the skin and underlying tissues. Because the dog's mouth is full of bacteria and germs, these might be pushed beneath your skin through the wound. We know this is a difficult situation for you because of the pain that you are in.

Dog bites can occur even if you use proper safety procedures

Dog owners have a duty to ensure that their pet doesn't harm others. Unfortunately, not all dog owners take the time to properly socialize and train their animals. When they don't, they are putting everyone around them at risk of suffering from a dog bite. When you consider the fact that over 36 percent of homes in this country have one or more dogs, you can see why proper handling is vital.

Animal bites can become infected, be cautious

The deep puncture wounds that occur when a dog or cat bites are the perfect environment for bacteria growth. This puts animal attack victims at risk of an infection developing at the injury site. It is imperative that anyone who has been bitten by any animal take the time to seek out medical care.

Dog bites can quickly become infected

Being bitten by a dog is a painful experience. Your first priority obviously needs to be getting away from the dog. From there, you will have to determine if you need to seek out medical care or not. It is imperative that you are very careful at this point, especially if the dog isn't your pet.

Why do dog bites lead to such serious injuries?

Did you know that a dog's jaws can exert 450 pounds of pressure per square inch? If you didn't know before, you do now. This is only one of the things that makes dog bites so horrible. This pressure, coupled with the fact that a dog's jaws are meant for tearing meat, can inflict considerable damage on a human.

Dog owners sometimes cite provocation as the cause of a bite

A dog bite is a scary experience for any human. These incidents can also cause significant injuries so when they occur, medical care is often necessary. Oftentimes, the victims will decide that the dog's owner should be held liable for the damages the dog caused. One way to do this is through a personal injury lawsuit.

Seek compensation for the damages of a dog bite injury

Premises liability is an area of personal injury that can encompass a variety of situations. We recently discussed one of these areas, dog bites. Some of the others include slip-and-fall accidents or falling object cases. We realize that people who are injured in an accident on another person's property might not feel like they have any possible recourse.

Dog bites might be compensable under renter's insurance policies

People who visit someone with a dog don't ever expect that the dog will turn on them. Sadly, canine bites from pet dogs do happen sometimes. When this is the case, the victim will have to determine how to handle the situation. In most cases, the priority is getting medical care for the injuries. Once that is done, the question that comes up involves determining who is going to pay for the medical care and other damages.

Dog bite injuries can mean financial challenges and life changes

We recently discussed dog bites and how you should make sure that you take appropriate steps if you've been bitten by a dog. One thing that many people don't realize is that some dog bites can lead to disfigurement and severe scarring. These issues are life-changing and must be treated as such.

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